Ramcharit Charcha CVI

II Shree Guruvey Namah II

Jai Shri Ram,

II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II
II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai jai Ram II
II Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram II

बहु बिधि संभु सास समुझाई। गवनी भवन चरन सिरु नाई।।
जननीं उमा बोलि तब लीन्ही। लै उछंग सुंदर सिख दीन्ही।।
करेहु सदा संकर पद पूजा। नारिधरमु पति देउ न दूजा।।
बचन कहत भरे लोचन बारी। बहुरि लाइ उर लीन्हि कुमारी।।
कत बिधि सृजीं नारि जग माहीं। पराधीन सपनेहुँ सुखु नाहीं।।
भै अति प्रेम बिकल महतारी। धीरजु कीन्ह कुसमय बिचारी।।
पुनि पुनि मिलति परति गहि चरना। परम प्रेम कछु जाइ न बरना।।
सब नारिन्ह मिलि भेटि भवानी। जाइ जननि उर पुनि लपटानी।।
छं0-जननिहि बहुरि मिलि चली उचित असीस सब काहूँ दईं।
फिरि फिरि बिलोकति मातु तन तब सखीं लै सिव पहिं गई।।
जाचक सकल संतोषि संकरु उमा सहित भवन चले।
सब अमर हरषे सुमन बरषि निसान नभ बाजे भले।।
दो0-चले संग हिमवंतु तब पहुँचावन अति हेतु।
बिबिध भाँति परितोषु करि बिदा कीन्ह बृषकेतु।।102।।

Lord Shiv has proceeded towards His own abode in Himalayas along with Maa Parvati after the grand celebrations and wedding rituals. The gods are over-joyed with happiness. In Sanatan Dharma tradition, festivities and merry making is no taboo but at the same time the basic Dharma is not forgotten at any level of celebration. The marriage is an occasion to be participated by all friends, relatives and people in social circle of the family. The marriage it self is considered to be as per divine sanction, every marriage is an important brick in the grand structure of social edifice. We could gather this in course of wedding of Shiv-Parvati. The last post covered up to Doha 102 of Balkand in Ramcharit Manas.

The king of mountains, Himvan, returned home and summoned all the other mountains and the lakes, who had come to attend the marriage of his daughter. He greeted them, honored them and gave them gifts etc. and then with due humility and love Himvan made arrangements for their departure.

On the side of Shiv, up on His reaching Kailas, the gods went back to their respective realms. Shambhu-Bhavani are father and mother of the universe and hence poet Tulsidas says that the details of post marriage togetherness has not been described. Shiv and Parvati indulged in all sorts of enjoyments and luxuries as should be the case with a just married couple. They made Kailas their home along with the army of attendants. A long period passed while Har-Girija enjoyed each others’ company with newer delights as would newly-weds (meaning the marriage did not wane, as is the case in worldly marriages rather the bonding got stronger as the time passed. Here the spiritual aspect is that Shiv as Vishwas and Parvati as Shruddha are ever supportive of each other and enjoy it thoroughly, the belief and faith are by nature complementary and in fact one and same and may be referred by either of the terms.)

After elapse of considerable time Shiv-Parvati had son who was named as Shatvadan ( a one who has six faces) who killed the Tarakasur in the battle-field, this anecdote is all well known and finds mention in scriptures.

(Shatvadan who became chief of army of gods is supposed to have six faces i e looking in all directions which symbolically means that for winning over the enemy one should be vigilant in all six directions which include the direction towards skies and under feet.)

The tale of birth,valor,glory and strength of son of Shiv called Shanmukh is briefly touched because it is all too well known. Tulsidas says it is very essential that people narrate and sing relevant verses about the marriage of Shiv-Parvati to have proceedings of engagements, marriages and the related festivities and celebrations go under an auspicious umbrella for fuller enjoyment ( we have seen that many difficult turns came in case of marriage of Shiv-Parvati and none could reduce the pleasure or damage the cause due to very basic analysis of situations that emerged and solutions found.)

The exploits of lord of Girija are limitless in volume like an ocean is and even the Vedas can’t cover every aspect of it and hence Tulsidas says how can a dumb and rustic person like himself attempt to do so.

Now we have covered up to Doha 103 of Balkand, please find the verses from the original given below:

तुरत भवन आए गिरिराई। सकल सैल सर लिए बोलाई।।
आदर दान बिनय बहुमाना। सब कर बिदा कीन्ह हिमवाना।।
जबहिं संभु कैलासहिं आए। सुर सब निज निज लोक सिधाए।।
जगत मातु पितु संभु भवानी। तेही सिंगारु न कहउँ बखानी।।
करहिं बिबिध बिधि भोग बिलासा। गनन्ह समेत बसहिं कैलासा।।
हर गिरिजा बिहार नित नयऊ। एहि बिधि बिपुल काल चलि गयऊ।।
तब जनमेउ षटबदन कुमारा। तारकु असुर समर जेहिं मारा।।
आगम निगम प्रसिद्ध पुराना। षन्मुख जन्मु सकल जग जाना।।
छं0-जगु जान षन्मुख जन्मु कर्मु प्रतापु पुरुषारथु महा।
तेहि हेतु मैं बृषकेतु सुत कर चरित संछेपहिं कहा।।
यह उमा संगु बिबाहु जे नर नारि कहहिं जे गावहीं।
कल्यान काज बिबाह मंगल सर्बदा सुखु पावहीं।।
दो0-चरित सिंधु गिरिजा रमन बेद न पावहिं पारु।
बरनै तुलसीदासु किमि अति मतिमंद गवाँरु।।103।।

Parvati-Shankar ki jai ! Prabhu Shri Ram ki jai! Goswami Tulsidas ki jai!

HariOm,

Krishna Khandelwal

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